Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kendrick wins again

In Philadelphia, Kyle Kendrick won his 3rd consecutive start for the Phillies in a 4-2 win over the Nationals in the opener of their series.  Kendrick (7-9, 4.12)  lasted 6.2 innings, and gave up just 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3, and exiting to a standing ovation from the Phillies' fans.  Antonio Bastardo and BJ Rosenberg each struck out the only hitters they faced, with Rosenberg getting Jason Werth with 2 out and 2 on.  Ryan Howard (.257) had a single and  a double and knocked in a run for the Phillies.

The win by Kyle was #55 for HomeSiders in the majors this year.

In Baltimore, the Orioles beat Toronto, 6-4.  After the game, Anthony Gose was returned to Las Vegas.  In his first stint in the majors, Gose struggled to a .183 average, but did show some signs of being major league ready, stealing 10 bases and playing some good outfield for Toronto. I will not be surprised if he is given a chance to win a job in spring training.

In San Francisco, the Giants defeated the Braves, 5-3. Michael Bourn (.287) was 1 for 4 for Atlanta, and stole his league leading 25th base.

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